The Autumn Wine Festival stage brings together a talented mix of musicians. Their unique sounds set the tempo for the festival, and provide the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor Maryland Wine! Be sure to bring a chair or blanket with you, as the festival stage is the perfect locale to uncork a bottle of Maryland wine and enjoy a tasty snack from one of our food vendors. Below is the lineup for the 2016 event.
Performing Saturday @ 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The singer/songwriter duo has garnered a loyal following as the main event at a variety of bars and pubs and as a generally adorable example of what happens when a brother and sister are friends first, siblings second and innovative musicians all the time. Musically, they meet up around pop with the occasional country standard thrown in, but nothing is off limits for alex&shiloh.
Performing Saturday @ 1-2:30 p.m.
The Haymans are Bob and Dory Hayman. Whether as a duo featuring Dory’s vocals and Bob’s guitar work or with many of Delmarva’s most talented musicians backing them up, they have been a staple of the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s music scene for over a decade. Their eclectic sound and song choices range from rock to jazz to country. The unique pairing of these two talents results in something truly original. Both draw on their respect for all genres of music and a resistance to be pinned down to a single style.
Born from a love of Celtic music, Devil Eat The Cat takes tradition and turns it on its ear. Fusing classic rock sensibility, pop hooks and jazz elements with traditional Celtic music, DETC knows no boundaries. Founding members Robin Cockey (fiddle) and Mick Haensler (percussion) join The Haymans for this one-time show at the Autumn Wine Festival.
Performing Saturday @ 3 - 5 p.m.
Front Page News has been "touchin' souls with rock n' roll" with their high energy classic and modern rock covers since 2009. Band members Gary Collier, Mark Ridgway, Aaron Taylor and Leroy Brewington have been playing the Delmarva club scene for over 20 years. The band lists their influences as Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Finger Eleven, 3 Doors Down and play songs by Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buckcherry, Zepplin, Elvis Presley and "anything that makes ya wanna wiggle."
Genre: Classic & Modern Rock
Performing Sunday @ 11am - 12:30pm
The Backfin Banjo Band has quite a reputation for fun music, sing-along pleasures and good times. Banjo, piano, saxophone and vocals all add up to dixieland, big band, roaring twenties and more! You may have heard them at the Red Roost and live on stage at the Pork in the Park Festival, now hear them live on stage at the Autumn Wine Festival.
Genre: Sing-Along, Dixieland, Big Band, Roaring Twenties
Performing Sunday @ 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Such Fools are bound together on a quest for a meaningful musical experience amid the vast cultural wasteland known simply as "Delmarva." They are as diverse as their backgrounds. Mickey Justice, a singer of fine songs, a keen player of most everything and a Fool. He is a highly skilled master of the treble clef and was raised in the hinterlands by a family of Dire Wolves from the fabled village of Frontier Town. He is one of the youngest people ever to achieve the rank of Mandolin Jedi.
Todd Smith, a singer of fine songs, master of all in the realm of the low notes and a Fool. He was raised on the mean streets of Detroit, armed with an upright bass in one hand. And in his other hand, was the rest of that upright bass. As everyone knows that an upright bass is nearly impossible to carry with just one hand. When he is not slaying bass, Todd selflessly manages to keep the matrix safe for all of us. We are all in debt to him. Dick Morris, a singer of fine songs, distracted noodler of guitar and a Fool. He was seduced at a young age by the rich, yet archaic medium known as the vinyl record album. He is currently making his third attempt at a freshman year studying the mysterious branch of applied physics known as "String Band Theory."
Genre: Acoustic, Folk
Performing Sunday @ 3 - 5 p.m.
On The Edge was formed in 1984 and quickly became the Eastern Shore's favorite dance band. Their busy schedule takes them up and down the East Coast. The band is popular for their high energy presentation and ability to entertain their audiences with a wide variety of pop hits from 60's Motown to modern pop tunes and everything in between! The band, now 30 years of existence, has entertained in numerous high profile performances in D.C., N Y, NJ, Atlanta, GA, Indiana and Jamaica. Currently they stay busy working casinos, private events, festivals, weddings and are regulars at The Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD.
Genre: Motown, Pop & More
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